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New Fossil Finds: Curating the Dead

Dizzying New Evidence In Human Evolution Provokes Debates:  Fossils found over the past several decades have increasingly complicated our understanding of human evolution. Our early ancestors did not simply become bigger brained and more upright over time. New information coming out of the Rising Star dig includes the excavation of a second chamber with more Homo naledi individuals, the process of coming up with the recent date, and making a case for intentional “depositing” of bodies as the reason the fossils ended up in the two cave chambers.
See also A New Addition to the Human Family Tree Is Surprisingly Young.

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